Table 4-12: Other 2-Axle 4-Tire Vehicle Fuel Consumption and Travel

Table 4-12: Other 2-Axle 4-Tire Vehicle Fuel Consumption and Travel

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  1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2,004 2005 2006
Number registered (thousands) 14,211 20,418 27,876 37,214 48,275 53,033 57,091 59,994 62,904 65,738 69,134 70,224 71,330 75,356 79,085 84,188 85,011 87,187 91,845 95,337 99,125
Vehicle-miles traveled (millions) 123,000 201,000 291,000 391,000 575,000 649,000 707,000 746,000 765,000 790,000 816,540 850,739 868,275 901,022 923,059 943,207 966,034 984,094 1,027,164 (R) 1,041,051 1,089,013
Fuel consumed (million gallons) 12,313 19,081 23,796 27,363 35,611 38,217 40,929 42,851 44,112 45,605 47,354 49,388 50,462 52,859 52,939 53,522 55,220 60,758 63,417 (R) 58,869 60,662
Average miles traveled per vehicle (thousands) 8.7 9.8 10.4 10.5 11.9 12.2 12.4 12.4 12.2 12.0 11.8 12.1 12.2 12.0 11.7 11.2 11.4 11.3 11.2 (R) 10.9 11.0
Average miles traveled per gallon 10.0 10.5 12.2 14.3 16.1 17.0 17.3 17.4 17.3 17.3 17.2 17.2 17.2 17.0 17.4 17.6 17.5 16.2 16.2 (R) 17.7 18.0
Average fuel consumed per vehicle (gallons) 866 935 854 735 738 721 717 714 701 694 685 703 707 701 669 636 650 697 690 (R) 617 612

KEY: R = revised.

NOTE

Nearly all vehicles in this category are light trucks, which include vans, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. In 1995, the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration revised its vehicle categories beginning with 1993 data. They are passenger car, other 2-axle 4-tire vehicle, single-unit 2-axle 6-tire or more truck, and combination truck. Prior to 1993, some minivans and sport utility vehicles were included under the passenger car category.

SOURCES

1970-94: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics Summary to 1995, FHWA-PL-97-009 (Washington, DC: July 1997), table VM-201A.

1995-2006: Ibid., Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues), table VM-1.